Ricardo Estrada Middle School Earns National Distinction: “School to Watch!”

On Tuesday, Clint ISD officials announced that Ricardo Estrada Middle School is the only El Paso area school to receive the School to Watch distinction.

Billy Pringle, State Director for Schools to Watch in Texas and TASSP Associate Executive Director for Middle-Level Services, stated, “We congratulate Principal Lorraine Vidales and her staff, students and parents for being a campus that does great things for all of their students. This school has demonstrated that a high-performing middle school is a place that focuses on academic growth and achievement. Ricardo Estrada MS is a place that recognizes the importance of meeting the needs of all students and ensures that every child has access to a challenging high-quality education.”

The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as part of a national recognition program have designated Ricardo Estrada Middle School in Clint ISD as a ‘Texas School to Watch!’

Ricardo Estrada Middle School joins approximately 45 other campuses across Texas with this distinction and honor.

State leaders selected Ricardo Estrada Middle School for its Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity and Organizational Structure and Processes. In addition, Estrada MS has strong leadership, teachers who work together to improve curriculum and instruction, and a commitment to assessment and accountability to bring about continuous improvement.

Estrada Middle School will be recognized in Austin at the Making Middle School Matter Symposium hosted by TASSP on March 1-3, 2020.

They will be recognized nationally with all of the other recognized STW schools across the country in Washington DC at the National Forum Schools to Watch Conference on June 24-27, 2020.

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